Annual Tractor Show, Parade
By Mike Barnhardt
SMITH GROVE – Jerry Armsworthy doesn’t take sides.
A look inside of his garage behind his home on US 158 reveals the familiar green John Deere tractor. But there’s also a red Farmall.
Armsworthy and other members of the Piedmont Antique Power Association (PAPA) will have their tractors polished and ready for display at the annual Tractor Show and Parade in Mocksville next week.
The show will be Friday and Saturday, July 5 and 6 at the Masonic Picnic Grounds off North Main Street. Admission is free, and there will be plenty of food, including homemade ice cream, and games. Gates open at 8 a.m. each day. There will be bingo Friday, and a concert with the Kickin Country Band and John and Lynn and Friends.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, with World War II veteran Craig Hanes as the grand marshal. Well over 100 tractors will be driven through Downtown Mocksville.
Friday events include ladies and kids pedal tractor pulls, a …